@A G@twitter Exactly. Thank you. Living in New York is not the end-all, be-all of the universe. There are other cities -- big ones, with lots of places for a bright young literary-minded person to write and edit. Try DC, try Chicago, try something else.
The real piece of unexamined privilege here is the assumption that anyone "deserves" to live in New York City. Can't make money? Go somewhere else.